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July 17, 2007 | Tate Linden
Here we go again.

The Chief Thingnamer of Stokefire is headed West to the city by the bay from September 4th through the 7th. Yeah, I know I'm invading the territory of just about every other namer in the United States, but I come mostly in peace (I only had one client in the Bay Area and it was a little vineyard about a year ago.) Heck, I'd actually like to visit some of you in your places of work and write about it here.

So all of you Landorians, Igorians, Lexiconians, assorted Luddites (I say that with the deepest affection) and technophiles - anyone want to give me the grand tour of your naming/branding empire? I promise I'll be on my best behavior.teddybath.JPG

In the interest of full disclosure I've gotta admit that I'm bringing Thingnamer Jr. along, though if you don't want to see him (as thus far his best behavior can't be promised, and isn't particularly good anyhow) he can stay with The Boss.

Edit: Both the photo and text above are clicky (and take you to different places) and enable those that are interested to get their "Teddy fix."

Last time I came out West I somehow ended up in the middle of a party overflowing with fellow namers. As absolutely awe inspiring as that was, (thanks Alexandra and Steve!) I'm hoping that this time I can spend some time talking to people without spilling free spinach puffs and beer down my shirt.

Stuff on my mind that I'd love to talk about:
  1. The Yet To Be Named Association of Namers and what it could do for you
  2. Is everyone as messy as I am when they're being creative? (And can I take a picture as evidence?)
  3. What pictures and totems do you keep near you when you work?
  4. Are you a Powerpoint or a Flipchart kinda person?
  5. The name you're most proud of
Anyone interested in playing host(ess)?
Nancy Friedman July 17, 2007 10:31 PM

Such a short visit! And just when our weather *finally* gets summerish! I do hope you'll pencil me in. For my part I'll do my best to round up the usual suspects, or at least spread the word to them. But to see my place of work (aka "downstairs") you'd have to venture east to Oakland and brave my rampant office clutter. So perhaps neutral territory would be best.

Mark Gunnion July 18, 2007 1:48 AM

I'd love to show off my cozy little lab/library, show you my 1000 book library and my 3000 LPs, let you take some pics of my wife's rose garden where I sometimes retire to refresh the brain -
But we're moving, and I don't even know what county I'm going to be in that week.
I'll let you know if we get settled before your trip.
Mark Gunnion


Tate Linden July 18, 2007 9:49 AM

Consider yourself penciled, Nancy. We'll talk details as the date approaches.
Perhaps I should take a picture of my office so y'all understand that I'm *seriously* messy when I work. Maybe that will help lower your guard.

Tate Linden July 19, 2007 10:58 AM

Let me know, Mark.
That library sounds impressive. Even more-so if they're all about naming and branding.